Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Choelho

Fact of the Week

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died within 10 months of each other, all of drug-related causes, all at 27 years old (it doesn't state this, but they all started with Js too.....)

Joke of the Week

Dad’s pager beeped, summoning him to the hospital, where he is an anesthetist. As he raced toward the hospital, a patrol car sped up behind him—lights flashing, siren blaring. So Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call. Within seconds came the policeman’s response: a pair of handcuffs flapping outside the police car window.

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Monday, December 26, 2011

Topher's Ocean Project 2011

Wow, what a whirlwind four weeks it has been. Since I started my new job, I haven't had a lot of time to blog! I need to catch up big time. A couple weeks ago, Topher's class had a Habitat Fair. Topher chose to do a report and project about the Red Crab. Here is his 3D habitat.He really had a great time making it. Whenever he has a project at school, he is on mine and Terry's butt to HELP HIM GET IT DONE! I hope this desire to get projects done early stays with him for the rest of his life!!Nice job, Topher!

Tune: Into the Ocean - Blue October

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Welcome, dear blog reader! How thankful I am for all that I have this year. It has been one wild ride, especially since October. So glad everything happens for a reason. At the time I took these pics I hadn't known I was starting my new job. It is going SO well I thought I would express my thanks in this post. I am so thankful for Terry's family. Here is a pic of Tim with his Peama (Kathy) and Grandpa Steve. I am thankful Alex is living his dream and is safe on the road. Misssed him at Thanksgiving though! Here is a pic of Payden and his girlfriend Beth. Great to meet you!I am thankful for Brendon and hoping he is happy where he is. I hope next year I will be thankful for his graduation from high school :) Love you Bren! Here is a pic of me and my sweetie!I am so thankful for Tim. He is doing well in school and growing up so fast. Here is a pic of Kody and his sweetie Heather. I am so greatful for Topher! He is doing so well too. I was worried about his growth for a while, but he is now growing so fast I can't even keep him in clothes! No health problems, no major difficulties, we are truly blessed. Here is Logan with his mamma Kasey.I am greatful for a husband that takes such good care of his family and loves me in spite of all the things I do wrong (hahaha). It is so wonderful to be able to rely on him. A man that cooks, cleans, does laundry and makes a decent living! I am a lucky girl! Here is a pic of Kasey with her love Jeremy!After we left the wonderful dinner at the Morley house, we went to Grandma Karen's. I am so greatful for my family. I love that we are so close. Look at stylin' little Calli!Topher loves his Calli!And Calli loves her Uncle Jason!The cousins love each other...................maybe to death!Maddie doesn't let the boys have all of the fun!!!Later, everyone settled down. Here are the boys watching one of Trey's movies. Think they are close enough?While they watched a movie, we all learned how to play a new game. It was a great day, one of the best! I missed Bren because he had other plans and I missed Alex because he was on tour! (Your welcome, Richmond Virginia...you got to have him that night!) I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed!!!
Tune: Thank You - Alvin and the Chipmunks

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chelsea Grin Joins Van's Warped Tour 2012

Woooo Hoooo! Just announced...Chelsea Grin joins the Van's Warped Tour for 2012!!!

June 16 Salt Lake City, UT Jun 17 Denver, CO, Jun 20 Las Vegas, NV Jun 21 Irvine, CA
Jun 22 Pomona, CA Jun 23 San Francisco, CA Jun 24 Ventura, CA Jun 27 San Diego, CA
Jun 28 Phoenix, AZ Jun 29 Las Cruces, NM Jun 30 San Antonio, TX Jul 01 Houston, TX
Jul 03 Dallas, TX Jul 05 St. Louis, MO Jul 06 Detroit, MI Jul 07 Chicago, IL
Jul 08 Minneapolis, MN Jul 09 Kansas City, KS Jul 10 Indianapolis, IN Jul 11 Cleveland, OH
Jul 12 Pittsburgh, PA Jul 13 Toronto, ON Jul 14 Montreal, QC Jul 15 Hartford, CT
Jul 17 Buffalo, NY Jul 18 Scranton, PA Jul 19 Boston, MA Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA
Jul 21 New York, NY Jul 22 Oceanport, NJ Jul 24 Washington, DC Jul 25 Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 26 Atlanta, GA Jul 27 Orlando, FL Jul 28 Miami, FL Jul 29 Tampa, FL Jul 30 Charlotte, NC
Jul 31 Cincinnati, OH Aug 01 Milwaukee, WI Aug 04 Seattle, WA Aug 05 Portland, OR

New photo! (Uh, where's Michael???)I love the cover for My Damnation. Wish I could get it in a GIRLIE shirt. If anyone has seen this in a girlie shirt...please let me know.That's my boys!

Tune: Cursed - Chelsea Grin

Monday, December 5, 2011

First "Real" Snow Day 2011

Finally, some snow you can actually MAKE a snowman with!!!!!The boys are ready to go! Took me 20 minutes to get Topher into his "gear". Look at the poor trees! It didn't get cold in time for them to lose their leaves and now everything is wet, soggy, and HEAVY!!!I am still trying to hold onto summer a little! Live little flowers....LIVE!!!Well, you can't stop it from coming....might as well make the most of it. Welcome Winter.......NOT!!!

Tune: Snow - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thrash and Burn Tour - 2011

I am SUCH a bad mom! I need to start documenting all of Alex's success! So... I thought when a new tour starts, I would post it here!Dec 3rd - Toronto, Canada
Dec 4th - Cleveland, OH
Dec 5th - Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 7th - Sauget, IL
Dec 8th - Tulsa, OK
Dec 9th - San Antonio, TX
Dec 10th - Dallas, TX
Dec 11th - Houston, TX
Dec 12th - Corpus Christi, TX
Dec 13th - Austin, TX
Dec 14th - El Paso, TX
Dec 15th - Albuquerque, NM


This wasn't the whole tour, I missed the first part of it. I will start posting the tours as soon as they come out. Here are some pics so far!
Here is a fan in Sacramento, CA. Thanks for letting me use your picture!
Nice finger, Alex! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

All Hallow's Eve 2011

Well Guys and Gouls (I know, TOTALLY overused!) We make it to All Hallow's Eve. The night was crazy, but warm! This is the only posed pick I have of the entire night. Slacker!!! Thanks, Liz. Dave, too bad you didn't smile!
Cutie Pie Princess Maddie....These boys were HUNGRY after a tiring night of running from house to house and spook alleys!
Ok, so can I just say dogs are harder to get to hold still than kids? Here is Baer's costume (if you can see it!)
Here is Sampson's. So funny!
So we ate Dave's yummy chili and bee essed for a while. Then we went over to the Brannon house for a fire!!! Love warm Halloweens!
Tune: Light My Fire - The Doors